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This Day in Music History: Woodstock begins, Led Zeppelin release In Through the Out Door

Led Zeppelin In Through the Out Door

 

1955 – Elvis Presley signs a contract that names Colonel Tom Parker his “special advisor” with control over virtually every aspect of Elvis’ career. Parker is not really a Colonel at all, but a Dutch immigrant named Andreas Cornelius van Kujik, whose honorary title was given to him in 1948 by Governor Jimmie Davis of Louisiana. Parker’s pre-Elvis experience includes promoting carnival and medicine shows such as The Great Parker Pony Circus and Tom Parker And His Dancing Turkeys. His management of Presley becomes the defining role of masterminding talent management, which involves every facet of the client’s life and is seen as central to the success of Presley’s career.

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This Day in Music History: Albums outsell singles for the first time in the UK, Bowie’s “Let’s Dance” hits #1 in the US

Bowie Let's Dance

1964 – Bob Dylan makes his first major concert UK appearance when he plays a Sunday afternoon show at the Royal Festival Hall in London listed as a “Folksong Concert.” Dylan’s 18-song set includes the live debut of “Mr. Tambourine Man.” In the interval, Dylan receives a telegram from John Lennon seeking a meeting which never materializes.

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Circa Survive, Beach Slang, and more to appear on Nirvana tribute compilation

Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach cover art

Over the past couple years, Robotic Empire has made their way backwards through Nirvana‘s short but dense catalog of music by releasing tribute compilations of their entire albums. Their next undertaking will be the grunge pioneers’ first LP, Bleach, and they’ve enlisted Circa Survive, Beach Slang, and many more to cover songs from the album.

Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach will also feature bands such as Defeater, Basement, Daughters, Young Widows, and many more. Robotic Empire also released the first single from the compilation, Circa Survive’s cover of a cover of “Love Buzz.” Anthony Green and crew remain faithful to the original while at the same time beefing up the instrumentation and adding extra noise to the mix.

The tribute compilation, which also features Beach Slang covering the classic “About A Girl”, will be released for Record Store Day on April 16th. Continue reading →